• a sunset over a body of water

Fundu Lagoon

The ultimate in barefoot luxury

Effortlessly chic and only accessible by boat, Fundu Lagoon is one of the most remote island resorts in the Indian Ocean.

You'll enjoy barefoot luxury in a tropical Tanzanian setting at this privately-owned boutique resort. Makuti thatched roofs, wooden walkways and sandy paths lend a rustic Robinson Crusoe charm to Fundu Lagoon, allowing it to blend perfectly with the surrounding forest and the coastline –  you'll soon find yourself living your very own island adventure. 

Close to some of the world's most spectacular dive sites, the fully equipped PADI dive centre means that you can explore the thriving pristine reefs and witness an abundance of marine life here. Alternatively, relax in the infinity edge swimming pool and take in your tropical surroundings; indulge in a pampering treatment at the Fusion Spa, or sip a delicious cool drink at one of the three bars during your rejuvenating stay.

Offering a beautiful location and luxurious facilities, this award-winning resort is perfect for a special holiday, anniversary celebration or honeymoon and will provide you with a lifetime of precious memories. 

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Hotel Category
Luxury
Location Type
Beach
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 396 Reviews
an animal sitting on a rock

Hotel highlights

  • Excellent coral reef for diving and snorkelling
  • PADI dive centre
  • Enjoy a relaxing treatment at the Fusion Spa
  • Set on a beautiful unspoilt beachfront

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    14:00
  • Check-out Time:
    11:00
  • 18 rooms
  • Transfer duration: approx. one hour and 15 minutes from Zanzibar Airport (flight, road transfer & boat transfer)
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Floors have lift access: No

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Boutique
  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Fundu Lagoon

  • Beach
  • approx. one hour and 15 minutes from Zanzibar Airport (flight, road transfer & boat transfer)
396 Reviews 91% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 324
  • Very Good 45
  • Average 10
  • Poor 11
  • Terrible 6

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Jan 01, 2020

Anniversary celebrations

Arusha, Tanzania

We won a voucher at a charity event for Manta Resort the underwater room. When we mentioned to few friends they recommended us to also go to Fundu lagoon in Pemba. We finally made up our mind and contacted the resort and luckily enough they had availability and were very accommodating. With that positive response we decided to seal the dates and confirm. We arrived there on a speed boat very comfortable and a good experience to a warm welcome from the manager herself. We were shown around and we were amazed and surprised to believe a paradise like this also existed. We were there for 4 nights and felt rejuvenated by the end of the trip. We would love to return at some point and will definitely recommend to family and friends. The entire team is so hospitable! Only thing we would like to add is - more food should be offered with the Zanzibar spices. The rest is very well placed and feels very homely.
Dec 15, 2019

Meeting "good old" friends again

Kuessnacht am Rigi, Switzerland

My husband and I just returned back to Switzerland from our second visit to Fundu Lagoon and we must say it was hard to leave. Even though our last visit was almost 2 years ago we remembered lots of faces. Food, lodging, service and diving (including coral reefs) have not lost in quality at all and are still outstanding. Medhi has taken over the Diving Center from Filbert. Together with Faki and his crew he is making sure that all his guests receive the best service ever and we have had lots of fun and outstanding dives. Thank you so much! Concidentally Ellis Flyte and Marcus Lewis stayed at Fundu at the same time as we did. It was great to meet them personally. Together with Martie and her husband Rusty they would meet the guests at the Jetty Bar every evening for a relaxed chat. It really felt like meeting a bunch of friends for a drink. Well we only can say: Keep going on like that and we sure hope to be able to come back again! Thanks for making our stay unforgettable!
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Fundu Lagoon

Facilities

diving

PADI Dive Centre

The resort features a fully equipped PADI dive centre allowing you to explore some spectacular sites found close by.

a pool next to a body of water

Infinity Pool

Fringed by natural forest, the infinity pool is set on the hillside above the hotel and offers stunning panoramic views of the Indian Ocean.

Spa

Fusion Spa

Fundu's Fusion Spa embraces the ancient healing philosophies of African and Asian culture. A variety of treatments can be enjoyed such as massages, body scrubs, facials, manicures and pedicures.

Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided in the Reception Area

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Room Types

Hillside Room

The standard rooms at Fundu Lagoon are situated on the hillside. The rooms offer glorious ocean views and an indoor and outdoor seating area from where you can enjoy the perfect sunset or sunrise over Pemba Island. In addition these rooms feature a mosquito net, ceiling fan and a hardwood panelled bathroom fitted with a hot water shower.

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Fridge
  • Safe
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included

Beachfront Room

Beachfront Rooms are set on the beachfront and offer stunning views of the Indian Ocean. All feature a mosquito net, ceiling fan, hardwood panelled bathroom fitted with a hot water shower and a private sundeck with beach beds.

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Fridge
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included

Suite

Suites are located on the hillside or by the beach from where you can enjoy the stunning ocean views from the comfort of your own private chill out area, with private plunge pool and sundeck. Each suite also houses an open plan lounge, stone-walled bathroom with walk-in shower, mosquito net, ceiling fan and a minibar.

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Fridge
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included

Superior Suite

Superior Suites are located directly on the beach and feature two private terraces and a private chill out area with plunge pool which overlooks the ocean. Each suite also houses a large queen-sized bed, open plan lounge, stone-walled bathroom with walk-in shower, mosquito net, ceiling fan and a minibar.

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Fridge
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included
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Food & Drink

The Jetty Bar

Enjoy lounging and watching the afternoon pass you by; or listen to the ocean beneath your feet as you sip on some evening sundowners. The Jetty Bar, as its name might suggest, is situated on the jetty out to sea, and is the perfect spot to relax day or night.

Main Restaurant

The main restaurant is set under a thatched roof, open to the sky and sea, and serves up some of the best cuisine in East Africa. With a fusion of Arabic, Indian and Swahili influences, the daily fisherman's catch and unusual fruits add an exotic twist to traditional dishes. Restrictions: No swimwear can be worn inside the Main Restaurant.The Main Restaurant will close periodically throughout the day for breakfast (7.30am - 10.30am), lunch (12.30pm - 2.45pm) and dinner (7.30pm - 9.45pm).

The Pool Bar

The poolside bar is set alongside the infinity pool. Enjoy cooling drinks and light snacks here throughout the day.

Board Basis Options

All Inclusive

All meals, soft drinks, beer and wine are included in the all inclusive package. Cocktails and spirits are available at an additional charge.

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